Crime

1 dead, 1 seriously injured after car hits pole in Kent

A woman died and a man was seriously injured Tuesday after a car hit a utility pole in Kent.

Officers found the car about 8:15 a.m. in the 25400 block of Pacific Highway, with the two people trapped inside. Neither was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

The man in the driver’s seat was taken to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The woman died from her injuries.

Police are investigating what caused the wreck. It was unclear whether impaired driving was a factor, they said.

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